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We are a small group of dedicated, knowledgeable guides enthusiastic about the beauty and diversity of Wrangell-St.Elias National Park. We offer 1/2 and full day glacier hikes. Beginning to advanced Ice Climbing instruction, packrafting courses and...more
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Kennicott Millsite Lot #8, Kennicott, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Our family went with KWG on August 10th for their Full-day guided glacier hike. Our guides, Spencer and Austin, were excellent with their knowledge of the glacier, geology, the history of Kennicott and many other sundry topics. They were also very good with the very...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

My wife 3 kids and I spent the day hiking to the Glacier, then across it and also doing some ice climbing. The guides were great and the views were unforgettable. We also spent a 1/2 day doing some pack rafting. Would definitely use them...More

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 14 August 2017

KWG Guides were outstanding. We flew by bush plane from McCarthy (8 hours driving east of Anchorage) to the Fan Glacier, landing on a bush airstrip in a remote valley where we set up camp and went day hiking for 3 days. Our guide Taylor...More

Thank Krish P
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This review is really for people looking for THE backcountry experience. We came to the area two years ago and booked three days with KWG. Jared, a co-owner, took a personal interest in our trip and worked hard with us to put together different segments...More

Thank Suzanne L
Jared S, Owner at Kennicott Wilderness Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

You guys are the best! You really make this easy for me to plan with your flexibility, smiles, and trust. I look forward working with you for years to come!! Until next time... have fun!

Reviewed 10 August 2017

We had an amazing trip into the Wrangells! Our trip included a day of ice climbing on a glacier, fours days base camping in the back country, and a day of pack rafting. All of the activities were well planned, and our guide Hannah was...More

Thank David D
Jared S, Owner at Kennicott Wilderness Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words, David. We really enjoyed having you guys out here this summer. You sure made our jobs easier with your great attitudes and sense of adventure. We hope to see you again someday!

Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

I booked with Kennicott Wilderness Guides based not only on their reviews but their guide ratio as well. As it turned out, I was the only one booked on my tour, so I went out solo with my guide Amanda. The Hike out to the...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

I have been very fortunate in my lifetime to have taken many wonderful trips and have had a lot of enlightening experiences. But the glacier hike with KWG is one of my favorite. It's a bit unworldly. Our guide, Hannah, could not have been more...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Our group had a great experience with Kennicott Wilderness Guides. We started our adventure with a stunning and fun 5 and a half mile glacier hike and then went on a 3 night base camping trip. We had a diverse group of people ages 5-76....More

Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We went by and asked not once but twice if we could rent crampons and were told we could so we could walk around a bit on the glacier. Crampons are 20 bucks to rent if.....you are a local and they deem you worthy by...More

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Betsy B, Owner at Kennicott Wilderness Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you for writing this review! It is true, we do not rent crampons. Our business is founded on allowing our knowledgable guides to bring our guests to their favorite parts of the glacier, most of which needs crampons to access. It is true, there...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017

Our family group of seven, ranking in age from 5 to 76 had two terrific trips organised by Wilderness guides in June/July. We did the GLacier Hike and then a four-day back- country trip. Despite the bad weather causing a change of camp-site, we all...More

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Jared S, Owner at Kennicott Wilderness Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words, Austin. We had such a great time with you guys. It takes a team of both guides and clients to stay flexible with the changing weather and conditions, and we would be happy to have you on...More

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Mary R
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Response from Betsy B | Property representative |
Mary, Thanks for your interest in our trips! Our half-day glacier hike is a great option for what you are looking for. Hiking on a glacier is often the highlight of many people's trip to Alaska. Our half-day covers 5-6... More
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